NOVEMBER 8

Today's Famous Person (1884–1952) was an American architect best known for designing the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California.

He graduated from the newly founded University of California, Berkeley architecture program in 1906. He then attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris from 1908 until 1911. He moved back to Oakland and began practicing architecture in San Francisco and Oakland. He designed houses, banks, theatres, hotels, schools, and commercial buildings.

He married Gertrude Comfort, a fellow architect and UC Berkeley graduate. He worked with Gertrude and architect William I. Garren, and with them designed the Alameda-Contra Costa County Building for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition. He and his associates also designed the rectory and guest house of the Mission San Juan Bautista.

He was hired in 1930 by Joseph Strauss to design the Golden Gate Bridge. He collaborated with Strauss with the design, sketching his ideas in charcoal. He romanticized the bridge long before he was hired to work on it, writing in 1919 that "The narrow strait is caressed by breezes from the blue bay throughout the long golden afternoon, but perhaps it is loveliest at the cool end of the day when, for a few breathless moments, faint afterglows transfigure the gray line of hills."

He also decided the bridge should be painted international orange so it could blend with sunsets. At first,his suggestion was deemed by the bridge authorities as ludicrous, as it was thought no paint could withstand the salty weather. He found such a paint, and the bridge authorities relented.

He wrote the Report on Color and Lighting to Chief Engineer, Joseph B. Strauss, on April 6, 1935. In his report, he selected low pressure sodium vapor lamps with an amber glow and the most modern available in 1937. In 1972, the lights were replaced with high-pressure sodium vapor lamps.

Today's Famous Person was a member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Society of Landscape Architects, an editor of Pacific Coast Architecture, and a contributor to the Architectural Record and various other periodicals. He served as chairman on the Section on Architecture of the Commonwealth Club of California, and director of the American Historical Building Survey.


Who is today's Famous Person?


Arthur Brown Jr.
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FAMOUS PEOPLE
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William Washington

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Kate in Colorado
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Missy in Pennsylvania
Brandi in California
Pat in Kentucky
Carol in Delaware
Nell in New York
Martha in Virginia
Katrina in Delaware
Lady Laura
Neil in Pennsylvania
Maryellen in Pennsylvania